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Descriptor English: Skin
Descriptor Spanish: Piel
Descriptor Portuguese: Pele
Descriptor French: Peau
Tree number(s): A17.815
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012867
Scope note: The outer covering of the body that protects it from the environment. It is composed of the DERMIS and the EPIDERMIS.
Annotation: for animal tissue in wound ther see note on BIOLOGICAL DRESSINGS; inflammation = DERMATITIS & its specifics; dryness of skin: index under SKIN DISEASES & do not interpret as XERODERMA see ICHTHYOSIS without clues from text
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Entry Combination: abnormalities:Skin Abnormalities
physiology:Skin Physiological Phenomena
surgery:Dermatologic Surgical Procedures
transplantation:Skin Transplantation
Public MeSH Note: /transplantation was SKIN TRANSPLANTATION 1963-65; was SKIN/transplantation 1966-89
History Note: /transplantation was SKIN TRANSPLANTATION 1963-65; was SKIN/transplantation 1966-89
Consider Also: consider also terms at CUTANEOUS, CUTIS, and DERMAT-
Related: Dermatologic Agents MeSH
Keratinocytes MeSH
Skin Manifestations MeSH
DeCS ID: 13248
Unique ID: D012867
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Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Skin - Preferred
Concept UI M0019925
Scope note The outer covering of the body that protects it from the environment. It is composed of the DERMIS and the EPIDERMIS.
Preferred term Skin



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